Admission Overview

Admission to the Advanced Performance Studies program is very competitive. The Conservatory admits exceptionally talented musicians who have already achieved a high level of artistry and instrumental accomplishment.

Applications are done online and submitted through an external website called SlideRoom. A completed application will consist of:

1. Prescreening recordings
2. Two letters of recommendation
3. Transcripts from the most recent school(s) attended
4. A résumé
5. A nonrefundable application fee of $75, payable online with a credit card or electronic check


Application Deadline

The application deadline is January 1.*

Those applicants who pass the prescreening round will be invited to campus for a live audition. Live auditions will be held in early March on the Bard campus.

International students for whom travel to the live auditions is a hardship may submit a video in lieu of a live audition. However, international applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person if possible.

*Late applications will be considered if space permits.

Contact Us

For inquiries, please contact the Conservatory admission director at:
Phone: 845-758-7604

Mailing address (for academic transcripts):
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Advanced Professional Studies Program Admissions
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
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